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Overview

Introduction to Hawthorne, New Jersey

Hawthorne, New Jersey, in Passaic county, is 1 mile NE of Paterson, New Jersey and 14 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Hawthorne History

Dutch immigrants came to this area in the 18th century and settled as farmers. It was later established as a part of Manchester Township. However, at the turn of the century, the residents decided that they wanted to establish an independent town, which led to its separation from Manchester. Hawthorne was officially incorporated in 1898.

Hawthorne and nearby Attractions

  • Brookdale Park
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Great Falls Cultural Center
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • Apollo Theater
  • Fritz Dietl Ice Skating Rink

Things To Do In Hawthorne

Hawthorne provides opportunities for a full range of activities. The town has its own events and festivities organized by the recreation department. It also has parks, camping areas and hiking trails, all of which are nearby. One can also visit any of the several museums in the area to learn about the rich and interesting history of the area.

Hawthorne Transportation

Flights are available from Newark International Airport.

Hawthorne Higher Education

The area offers numerous opportunities for obtaining higher education at Passaic County Community College, William Paterson University and Bergen Community College, among others.

People

Total Population 18,989
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 10,083
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,687
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,420
Median House Value $361,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.2%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.1%
Irish 17.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hawthorne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NE of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Passaic
Standard Zip Codes 07506
P.O. Box Zip Codes 07507
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.949
Longitude -74.154

Hawthorne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LITTLE FALLS
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station SUFFERN
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fair Lawn 33,164 $111,367
Glen Rock 11,859 $172,330
Haledon 8,412 $69,680
North Haledon 8,507 $110,139
Paterson 146,987 $37,424
Prospect Park 5,924 $57,246

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hawthorne Public Libraries

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Louis Bay 2nd Library
345 LAFAYETTE AVE
Hawthorne, New Jersey
(973) 427-5745
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Hawthorne High Schools

HAWTHORNE HIGH
160 PARMELEE AVENUE
973-423-6415
Serves 639 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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